Annual Report

The Virginia Cooperative Extension is a state agency and is administered out of Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. Extension responds to the needs of individuals, families, groups, and organizations with educational programs in the three broad areas of agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth development.

Some highlights for fiscal year 2015 include:
  • 121 York County Master Gardeners contributed over 9,000 hours of volunteer service to Virginia Cooperative Extension through teaching educational classes and workshops, responding to horticultural questions, developing educational materials, and other activities that extend the services of the unit office.
  • The York-Poquoson office of Virginia Cooperative Extension benefitted from the dedicated efforts of 185 volunteers in the areas of Horticulture and 4-H Youth Development. Together, these volunteers contributed over 12,500 hours of service.
  • 176 youth participated in a week-long residential 4-H camp at the Jamestown 4-H Educational Center. The leadership team for this camp included 37 York County teen counselors and 12 York County adults who resided at the Center all week. 22 additional adult volunteers and Master Gardeners served as instructors or helped with administrative duties, including camp registration. Additionally, 4-H shooting and horse clubs serviced an additional 35 youths in York and Poquoson.